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More Than 40 Shelters are Open Throughout Mississippi
From: MEMA   Filed 8/31/8  GCN

PEARL As of 6 p.m. more than 3,400 Hurricane Gustav evacuees were listed in shelters throughout Mississippi. There are 42 shelters open in the state at this time.

The list of open shelters will be updated regularly by MEMA. Call the following numbers for the most recent information: 1-866-519- MEMA, 1-800-Red-Cross, 2-1-1 or 1-866-472-8265.

Currently, shelters in Mississippi can accommodate up to 192,143 evacuees. 

People who plan to stay at a shelter should bring the following:

  • Clothes for three to five days

  • Medications

  • Blanket, pillow

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Identification

  • Accommodations for children (personal items, entertainment, toys)

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